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Deanna Nardella, MD

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Deanna Nardella, MD


Deanna Nardella, MD joins the Yale community as a National Clinician Scholar after completing her general pediatrics training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Dr. Nardella has a passion for scholarship and policy aimed at promoting high-quality, person-centered, equitable healthcare across the pediatric continuum. Her interests include healthcare implementation science, quality improvement and community-based participatory research, among others.

Dr. Nardella’s prior work has explored bias and discrimination in breastfeeding care, the impact of mode of delivery on the maternal/infant microbiome and designing protocols to minimize polypharmacy in juvenile corrections. Her most recent research focuses on promoting racial and ethnic health equity in lactation care using a multilevel approach, including physician and patient education, advocacy, and research that aims to inform systemic change and policy reform.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Brown University (2019)